The challenge is over!
Crack the code and win $100,000.
this challenge, Meganet
Corporation offered $100,000 to the one who can crack the code (get the encrypted file here).
challenge was to break into a file encrypted with our proprietary
technology, Virtual Matrix Encryption.
Matrix Encryption, or VME, is the industry's only commercially
available, unbreakable encryption engine.
Utilizing a combination of Virtual Matrices and a 1
Million-bit symmetric key, VME is impervious to brute force
term of the challenge was from 9:00am October 24, 2000
through 12:00pm December 31, 2000 Standard Pacific Time.
During this term of the challenge, challengers were
provided with a
and were encouraged to attempt to decipher it.
Should a challenger was successful in deciphering the
VME-encrypted file, short of illegally acquiring the password
and should the challenger was the first to submit proof of
deciphering the VME encrypted file, that challenger was to be
awarded a prize of $100,000 USD. (for full details on
and Regulations click here!).
$100,000 prize was backed by London Underwriters through ASU
Enterprises, LLC, an independent third party that had the VME
encrypted file, passwords and cash prize.
ASU administered and oversaw the challenge.
The solution was to be e-mailed to ASU
the description below we will walk you through the decipherment
of the encrypted file with the correct passwords.
recreate the decryption process correctly, you will need our
To get our shareware version please fill in the form
The shareware version is restricted for US only, if you are not
in the US please do not fill in the form.
Assuming that your "My Documents" folder is on
your C:\ drive,
1- Download the
encrypted file and
save as challenge.vme in your "My Documents" folder.
and save as challenge.cfg in your "My Documents"
3- Open the VME shareware application (2-23-01VME00X32.EXE), go
to "Advanced" mode, and
apply all passwords as
4- Click "Decrypt" and find a new file in your
"My Documents" folder called: "challenge.gif"
- That's the solution.
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